Marco David Castaneda (BFA 2018) graduated from SFAI in December and hit the ground running. Soon after graduating, he gave a talk at the Apple Store in Union Square as part of the “Today At Apple” series, which aims to create a town-square style lecture series where emerging artists and musicians can connect, share ideas, and collaborate.
After hearing about his presentation, titled “Photo Lab: Distorted Perspective,” we caught up with Marco to see what else he’s been up to:
“I landed a couple of pretty fun jobs when I graduated. Sort of just real-world things I was doing while I was at SFAI. I am working in the arts and its really opening up a lot of opportunities for me to wear multiple hats. I am able to get experience and training in some pretty valuable skills, like writing proposals for grants and building 3-D models.”
For example, Marco recently created a Window Activation for Adidas, and showed work in Way Bay Now, 2018 at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive:
Adidas Originals Window Activation 2018
Way Bay Now display featuring Marco’s work, New Home (With You) outside BAMPFA, 2018.
“My work explores the validation of the placeholder, consumer culture/it’s affect, and the production of secrets and their epicenters.”
Marco Castaneda, Delivered in Two Days or Less
Marco Castaneda, It Begins With A Whisper, 2018.
Marco Castaneda, How The Hell Are Ya, Guy?
You can see more of Marco’s work on his website: https://www.marcodavidcastaneda.com/